Deadline: September 30, 2019
Applications are open for the Wiki Loves Monuments Photo Competition 2019. This is the 10th edition of WLM, a remarkable achievement for a competition that has garnered the status of “the world’s largest open photography contest” in Guinness World Records.
They are excited and look forward to running another successful round of adding monument(al) photos from all over the world to Wikipedia. Photos submitted through WLM illustrate the more than 1.4 million monuments on Wikipedia and help more people around the world to learn about history and national heritage of all participating countries.
Wiki Loves Monuments is an annual photo competition celebrating built cultural heritage. It is organized by volunteers around the world, and up to top ten photographs from each country are selected for an international finale. The winners from 2018 included a mosque in Iran, ruins of an ancient city in Jordan, a cathedral in the United Kingdom, an abandoned factory in Poland and other photos from Bangladesh, Russia, Romania, Nepal, Denmark and elsewhere. These may be regular sights for some people, but thanks to Wiki Loves Monuments photographers, they will be more documented on Wikipedia and more accessible to everyone around the world, free of cost, forever.
- The national and international winning entries in WLM normally enjoy exposure by making national and international headlines.
- Winner will receive the €1500 grand prize!
- The competition is for everyone! If you ever wondered how to start giving back to the wealth of knowledge on Wikipedia that all of us use on a daily basis, this is a great way to start;
- Everybody can join the competition by submitting a photograph of a nationally registered monument on Wikimedia Commons. You can participate in as many national competitions as you wish.
For more information, visit Wiki Loves Monuments.